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Tyrese ‘Black-Ty’ brings out both Rap and R&B CD


‘Tyrese’ Darnell Gibson aka Black-Ty brings out a double disc album displaying not only his singing capabilities but also rapping

Since the world first saw ‘Tyrese’ Darnell Gibson aka Black-Ty at the age of 16 on the worldwide Coca Cola commercial, who could convince this chocolate bald-head lover that he could bring out a double disc album displaying not only his singing capabilities but also rapping? Himself. Only Tyrese could do it and he’s got the right name for this album, “Alter Ego”. Is he telling the world that he has an alter ego? Whether or not, the album sold over 115,000 copies during it’s first week of release and landed him on the Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart at #23, #4 on the R&B Album charts and #3 on the Rap Album chart based on Nielsen SoundScan reports. Due to it’s success this was made his highest selling debut in his recording career.

Since the album reflects two sides of him, he has opted for the rap name “Black Ty” which can be checked on his single “Get It In.” Besides “Get It In,” he has other singles including his first release “One” which is hott and “Turn Ya Out” featuring Lil’ Jon. Everyone from USA Today and The Washington Times are giving Tyrese a thumbs up on this album. USA Today gave him 3 stars, while The Washington Times called it “a noteworthy accomplishment.” So what more could one ask for? How about more fans to cop the album.

It’s stated that the concept was a two year project, which includes features from artists such as R. Kelly, Brian Michael Cox, Eric Dawking, Tony Dixon, Trick Steward, The Game, Snoop Dogg, Kurput, Method Man, Too Short and Mannie Fresh. Production for the album includes producer Manni Fresh, the infamous Scott Storch, All Star and members from Tyrese’s own in-house production company called “The Frontline Boyz”.

Will others be following in the steps of the claimed first R&B singer in history to make both a R&B and Rap CD? Will he be the only one who could pull something off like this? Time will be the judge.

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